• Thistle

  •  Thistle is out of our farm matriarch, Evening Primrose. She is one of only two fillies that Emily ever produced. She is also proving to be a very good successor to her mother having already produced an approved son. She is a beautiful mare with very good conformation and three very good gaits. Thistle was started under saddle but was never aimed towards a career in the show ring due to her value as a broodmare. She is a premium mare with the AHHA, earning straight 8’s for her jumping. Her sire, Contendor, competed internationally in the jumpers before his retirement. He comes from a long line of Hanoverian’s who were known as great producers of jumpers and dressage horses. Her dam’s side is known for producing international horses competing in all the Olympic disciplines. The M-line has produced Olympic contenders in Dressage, Jumping and Eventing. Also on the dam’s side is Furioso II and Welt As who produced 3 time Olympic medalist in dressage, Bonfire. Furioso II is responsible for producing the incomparable stallions For Pleasure and Voltaire. Thistle is producing horses suitable for the hunters, jumpers and dressage. We are very excited to have her in our broodmare band and to carry on the lines that we began 30 years ago. Thistle will be bred to Best of Luck in 2017.

    Thistle’s Progeny:

    • Joe Pye – by Just the Best (KWPN), this gelding is just about to start his career in the hunters. He is a beautiful mover and jumper with a fantastic temperament and is currently competing in the hunters.  His new show name is Gospel
    • Cedrus – by Cunningham (Hol), Approved for breeding with the AHHA and ISR/Old-NA.       This young stallion is heading towards a career in the jumpers. Watch for his name in the winner’s circle
    • Cullen – by Cunningham (Hol), a beautiful colt who was sold in utero. Watch for him in the event world.
    • Leyland – by Limoncello II (Hol), this colt earned an 8 for his gaits at his approval.  He is stunning and a truly fantastic mover. Suitable for the jumpers or dressage and talented enough for any level.  He has been sold to a jumper barn in Mexico.  Can't wait to see him all grown up!
  • 2003, 16.1h Dk Bay Holsteiner

    Approved: AHHA – MMP

    888 FJ

  • Son, Cullen

    Son, Joe Pye

    Son, Joe Pye

    Son, Leyland

    Son, Leyland

    Son, Cedrus

    Son, Cedrus

    Son, Cedrus

    Dam, Evening Primrose

    Dam, Evening Primrose

    Sire, Contendor

    Sire, Contendor

    Just the Best